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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Where are my keys?

It's a battle in the house, and our teen isn't even driving yet.

So... look what I made!




This is my fave part!

Supplies and notes:
  • The base is a remnant of the old mill siding we used in siding the craft shack
  • The nails are from the original siding 
  • The arrow is a Tim Holtz piece, inked for another project with Stream Adirondack alcohol ink
  • The hanging apparatus is extra chicken wire from the spring battle with the squirrels, affixed with E-3000 
  • The label frame was pried off an old cubby shelf in the mill yard... husband pried a bunch off for me and I love to use them.  It is truly attached with E-3000 glue, but I used snipped Recollections brads in place of nails
  • The bird and heart were cut from some Spellbinders Media Mixage Copper Sheets.  I traced the bird from a Sibley calendar and cut it out with utility scissors.  Then I used a little hammer to hammer them... so cute! I edged both with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Brilliant Turquoise.
  • The label is from the calendar.  I inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and a bit of white Liquitex gesso.  The clear acetate over it is from Prima, and I inked it a bit with Gold Adirondack mixative
I love that this is functional art! It is so satisfying to me to meet a need!

7 comments:

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  2. Very cool key hanger, Mimi. I love functional art too. Thanks for playing long at HLS Mixed Media Challenge for August.

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  3. Oh my gosh, I have been itching to get back to inspect this post. I just love this, so clever and amazing. I love, love, love it and may try to copy for my kitchen. We broke our old key hook. Great inspiration glad to see you in 3D for a change! ;0

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    1. When I saw this on your sidebar I wondered if I had ever properly congratulated you on this awesome win! And see that I didn't so, quite late, CONGRATS FRIEND! This is the coolest thing out there and deserved the recognition. Yay for you!

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  4. how funny and so true - my oldest always ran around, where are my keys, where are my keys - good idea - now they just have to put them there
    Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers
    Barb Housner (DT)

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  5. Awesome make!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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  6. Oh you cruel girl! You killed that poor bird with the nail in his stomach :P I guess if you put the nail in his head, it would be crues as well but he would get an eye at least :P Great project, I like it.

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